Floppy drives, Arduino board mangled into audio delay effects

Davide GombaApril 28th, 2010

[Michael Una] posted nice review on the ongoing Floppy Audio Effects Project on Create Digital Music:

This year, you can add 3.5? floppy drives and disks to your shopping list, courtesy of Daniel McAnulty’s project Floppy Audio Effects. Dan figured out a couple of neat tricks to create delay/reverb effects by writing audio to the disks directly, then reading that information back using a tape head.

Here’s another experiment, performing a “continuous record” by multiplexing the sound across multiple drives. This is a great hack to get around each floppy’s somewhat limited record time. Note the use of an Arduino to keep everything synched up.

via [CreateDigitalMotion] Source [FloppyAudio]

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